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How to Vape CBD Oil Properly and Effectively

Dave Kriegel
April 9, 2019

If you’re new to vaping CBD, it can seem intimidating and overwhelming at first. You should understand that when people say “vaping CBD oil” they are referring to CBD e-juice specifically designed for vaping, also referred to as CBD vape juice.

Most CBD vape juice is made of food grade ingredients and is safe to consume, but not all CBD oil can be vaped — some products are for oral consumption only. See our guide on what to know before vaping CBD oil, to make sure you’re purchasing the right one. In this guide, we cover the most common ways to vape CBD e-juice and how to do it properly.

Determine your CBD dosage

The first step to vaping CBD properly is knowing how much to vape, and which strength to buy. There are multiple factors that need to be taken into account when determining CBD dosage. This includes body weight, body chemistry and severity of your condition.

See our guide on how to get the right dosage for vaping CBD, based on your personal needs. It is highly recommended that you start with the lowest possible dose and gradually increase in 5 mg intervals as needed.

Choosing your CBD vape

These are the most common devices used to vape CBD vape juice. Some are easier to use than others, but you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to vape CBD e-juice, it’s simple. If you feel intimidated at first, just start with the easiest option and work your way up. Disposables, cartridges and pods are the simplest option if you’re new to vaping. Refillable vape pens are slightly more advanced, but more cost effective in the long run.

Disposable CBD vape pens are by far the easiest and most inexpensive entry into vaping CBD oil. They are tiny lightweight cigarette-style pens that are pre-filled with CBD vape juice, powered by a built-in coil and battery. Disposable CBD pens are generally good for a few hundred puffs before you will need to dispose of them.

CBD oil cartridges are slim cylindrical vape tanks that come pre-filled with CBD vape juice or CBD distillate. CBD oil cartridges require a vape pen or a 510 thread battery compatible with standard 510 cartridges. They typically hold around 0.5 mL to 1 mL of CBD vape juice, and are the second easiest way to vape CBD, next to disposables.

CBD pods are similar to CBD oil cartridges, but with a modern twist. They’re compatible with a JUUL battery, which is one of the most popular vapes on the market today. JUUL users can now easily swap between CBD or nicotine, just by snapping in a JUUL-compatible CBD pod.

Refillable CBD vape pens are rechargeable vape pens that you fill up with your own CBD vape juice. They usually consist of a simple tube-style battery attached to a vape tank with an internal coil. CBD vape pens generally produce more vapor and flavor than disposables, and are more cost effective in the long run. They require some basic maintenance, like changing the coil and keeping the tank clean.

There are also refillable pod vapes that are suitable for use with CBD. They must be able to handle thicker viscosity e-liquids, most CBD vape juice contains 70% VG or more. Some of them may look like the JUUL but they also come in a variety of forms and sizes.

CBDfx Blue Raspberry Vape Series

CBDfx Vape Juice

CBDfx is known for their vape additives. Now they offer pre-mixed vape juice in nine popular flavors: Strawberry Kiwi, Fruity Cereal, Blue Raspberry, Strawberry Milk. They also have a few flavors in a collaboration with ANML. Made from high-quality cannabidiol isolate — available in 250 mg, 500 mg and 1000 mg CBD.

How to vape CBD

First, start by reading the user manual that came with your device to make sure that you’re using it properly. Disposable CBD vapes don’t require any preparation; all you need to do is inhale. They’re draw activated, so you don’t need to push any buttons.

Refillable vape pens, cartridges and pods require a bit more knowledge to operate.

If you currently vape, then transitioning to CBD e-juice will be super easy. You could use your existing vape, or purchase a dedicated setup for vaping CBD. Vaping CBD oil is essentially the same process as vaping nicotine-based e-juice. If you’re new to vaping, see our complete guide to vaping and inhaling. Here are some tips to help you get started.

How to use a CBD oil cartridge

  • Connect the cartridge to your 510 battery
  • If the device has a power button, click it 5 times to turn it on
  • Press the button while inhaling, start with small puffs
  • Wait a 5-10 minutes between puffs, observe how CBD affects you
  • Always start slow, and work your way up to the optimal dose
  • You can also try taking larger and more frequent puffs

How to use a CBD pod

  • Connect the pod to your JUUL battery
  • The JUUL is draw activated, so start by taking a small puff
  • Wait 5-10 minutes between puffs, observe how CBD affects you
  • Always start slow, and work your way up to the optimal dose
  • You can also try taking larger and more frequent puffs
  • To check the battery life, tap the JUUL twice.

How to use a CBD vape pen

  • Fill your vape pen tank with CBD e-juice
  • Prime your coil for optimal performance
  • Allow at least 5-10 minutes for the coil to saturate
  • Click the power button 5 times to turn the battery on
  • If it has adjustable airflow, dial in your preferred settng
  • Press the button while inhaling, start with small puffs
  • Wait 5-10 minutes between puffs, observe how CBD affects you
  • Always start slow, and work your way up to the optimal dose
  • You can also try taking larger and more frequent puffs
  • Be sure to clean your vape tank on a regular basis

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Dave has always had a passion for helping people quit smoking. As a former smoker himself, he knew how hard it could be. As soon as he learned about vaping, he instantly became obsessed with it and helped many people stop smoking. Vaping360 has given Dave a platform to do this on a much larger scale, by educating the public about the wonders of vaping. When Dave is not writing he is either listening to music, performing it, or cruising around on his Penny board.


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Is there a way to take the ejuice out of a prefilled cartridge to put in my own device? I have a vape stick that is probably too big to put the cartridge on I think. The threads may be compatible, but it has a very large battery compared to the pen..but I also have a small pod device and would rather not have to purchase a separate pen for the cartridges. Any advice?


Hi, There is alot of people getting sick from vaping.What are your thoughts on this? Bad juice? I read a report linking it to the vitamin e oil in the vape? My wife has been using a vape pen with cbd for sleep.I am just concerned that maybe she shouldn’t use it anymore.Thanks John

Jim McDonald
Jim McDonald

None of the cases in which a product has been identified have been caused by standard e-liquid, but rather by adulterated black market THC oil. Check coverage of the situation in our News section.


I want to try vaping CBD using a more traditional MTL method. Im considering the use of Nautilus BVC coils in the Hellvape HellBeast Hybrid tank. Any recommendations regarding this and if the higher .ohm coils (1.6 and 1.8) would be a good option?


Hey, so is it okay to use thin cbd juice in carts designed for thick cbd oil?? I had some plastic carts with wicks that worked great but I can’t find quality ones of these anymore online. Any advice on this would be appreciated, thanks!!

Lee Garrett
Lee Garrett

Hi I just bought some sensimilla 10ml 1500mg cbd and want to buy a vaping setup any ideas on what I should go for ?? I have no idea 🤷🏼‍♂️

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